In this article it alludes to 'verbal abuse' during the game. In the States this is usually referred as 'smack'. I gather it's pretty common, What kind of smack gets talked during games? Is there a limit? In American Football all sorts of stuff gets said on the line of scrimage, like in a scrum. After a while (in the NBA) the refs start to step in and warn the players. How does the judge handle this in Cricket? Again, thanks for those helping me out here.
SOUTH Africa batsman AB de Villiers is expecting a verbal onslaught from Australia in tomorrow's crunch Group A match.
"When you're playing Australia you know you're going to get a bit of abuse but I'm fine with that," said De Villiers. "A cricket game without abuse is not a cricket game. I actually enjoy that, I see it as a challenge. It needs some big-match temperament."